Adelaide, the modern city of churches, is also a land of vast and beautiful spaces. Whether it be blonde beaches, extensive plains or the celebrated Oval stadium, Adelaideans sure love their space!
Start off your trip across the city’s open spaces by cruising on the Murray River, spanning over 2,500 kilometres. This beautiful river stretch makes for a pleasant day trip and is full of great views of fruit-laden orchards, rising hills and vibrant native birdlife. Opt for a lunch cruise on this river and enjoy the fresh flavors of local produce and seafood.
Next in queue of open spaces comes the legendary Adelaide Oval Stadium, hosting ground of countless matches and tournaments, since 1871. Add fuel to your fever for sports and see how passionate the Adelaideans are about their stadium, on a tour across the grounds.
Thereafter, hop on a bus to the centre of the city and walk a little further to reach the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Telling tales of scenic landscapes and diverse flora and fauna, this garden also shelters three glass houses. The Botanic Gardens are also home to the country’s oldest Moreton Bay fig trees.
Mesmerised by all these vast spaces and craving for more? Get some sand between your toes at the Glenelg Beach, the golden pride located just a short drive away from the urban precinct of Adelaide. Sunbathe, swim with dolphins and explore the historical significance of the area, which was also the first settlement of South Australia, at the nearby historical museum.
Meet the wildlife treasures of Adelaide next, at the Cleland Wildlife Park or the Kangaroo Island. If you have time on your hands, visit both. The Wildlife Park boasts open bushland and indigenous wildlife, with the cuddly koalas taking away the pride of the place. At the same time, the Kangaroo Island features lovely beaches, diverse wildlife, rich vegetation and fresh gourmet food. Tours exploring sand dunes at the island, or a hike up the Wildlife Park, are just an added bonus.
So, embrace the open spaces, when in Adelaide!